Seresin finds the life in the land

"Organics, biodynamics and beyond"

Marlborough wine company Seresin Estate has hit a milestone - 20 years of organics. Wine reporter Chloe Winter catches up with manager Colin Ross to see how far they have come.

Drug dealers jailed

Four Blenheim drug dealers have been sent to prison after an undercover police operation that was sparked by frustrated residents.

New airline 'totally different'

New regional airline will learn from past failure and will not compete against Air NZ, says founder.

Gastro outbreak 'controlled'

A week-long gastroenteritis outbreak at a Blenheim retirement village has been controlled, the village's manager says. 

Drug network nailed

One of the most senior players in a Blenheim drug-dealing ring has admitted selling cannabis for 10 years.

End in sight for fire season

Intense summer of bush fires could soon be over as temperatures dip.

Wildfoods Festival revamp

The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is relying on ticket sales this year to turn a profit.

Broom stick sex attack

Three men have appeared in court in Blenheim charged with sexually violating a man with a broom stick.

All-day parking fee

Elderly man hospitalised after crash

Students roll into adventure tourism

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology students got a dunking in their first week.

Young stars all ready to shine

Some of Marlborough's rising young swimming stars will look to prove themselves in the pool this weekend as they take on some 250 competitors in the South Island Country and Town Championships.

Stars blaze way to premier title

The Forrest Marlborough Stars shone brightly again as they wrapped up the premier grade tennis title on Wednesday evening at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre in Blenheim.

Rowers trash Twizel after New Zealand regatta

PNG no match for Fiji

Tasman quartet face unknown

Dan Moore and Jeremy McKenzie will venture into the unknown next week - and that's just the way they like it.

Editorial: At the risk of being uncharitable

Charity law, says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew, continues to be "specialist, complex and dynamic".

Letter writing a dying art

The news that Marlborough postal services are to be cut back should come as no surprise.

An opportunity to build for future

Letters to the editor

Caveman policing has its place

When police and public rescued a woman from a sinking car in Waitemata Harbour, it didn't really take selfless bravery, superhuman strength or any bolts of inspiration.

Kiwi set to fly - yet again

NZ's newest airline announces direct routes from regional centres to Auckland, Queenstown and Hamilton.

Signs of a thriving business

When David and Angela Forman thought about starting a business, the writing was on the wall.

Tax rebate removal costly for wineries

New approach to logging a lifesaver

Agent at home in front of cameras

Marlborough real estate agent featuring in a TV series which follows the journey of first home buyers.

Saddle up for rodeo

About 30 angry bulls will stampede into Marlborough this weekend for the 66th annual Tua Marina Rodeo.

School opens doors

Spring Creek School will host an open day next week to share its big plans with the community.

Broadband boost for Rapaura

Rapaura residents will benefit from better broadband since Chorus finished work on a new fibre-fed broadband cabinet in the area.

Morris dancers on a mission

Eight Marlborough dancers and musicians will perform a rain dance in the hope it will bring relief to the drought-stricken region.

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